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Our graduate and undergraduate political science and legal studies programs give students the foundation to excel in public, private, and non-profit sectors. As a UMass alum, you are automatically part of the UMass Alumni Association. Visit their website for alumni events, career resources, mentoring programs, and more.

Join our group on LinkedIn to reconnect with classmates, network with political science and legal studies alums, and offer guidance to current students.

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Featured Alumni

BA, Legal Studies

Evandro C. Carvalho ’04 spent much of his childhood herding goats, building a chicken farm, and serving as a shepherd to cattle on his grandfather’s farm in Cape Verde. Although the manual labor taught him a lot about hard work—rising before dawn, working with his hands, and persisting day after day—in some ways, finding ways to get out of the work taught him more: “whenever I could, I'd use the ‘I have to study’ excuse,” Carvalho reflects. That focus on academics prepared him well for UMass. Read more